A thriving economy in space is needed to make life on earth more vibrant, sustainable, and equitable. STOKE was founded to build the systems that enable that outcome through a seamlessly connected earth and space.


The avionics system is the backbone of highly reusable, operable, and reliable space systems. As the first dedicated Avionics Development Engineer at an early-stage start-up, you will own all aspects of avionics development, and you will carry it through the entire hardware lifecycle. You will work closely with the rest of the development team and other stakeholders to develop system requirements and architecture, procure components and/or develop custom hardware, integrate the avionics system with the rest of the product, define and perform component and system-level tests, and continuously iterate and improve your designs. You will seek out state-of-the-art solutions to difficult problems and you will define company standards for avionics development. You must be ready to stay focused, move fast, self-direct, and learn on the fly.


  • Exceptional command of fundamentals
  • Proficiency in designing, procuring, and testing hardware for aerospace or similar harsh environments
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of electrical engineering including experience in or desire and ability to learn about all of the following areas: circuit design, power electronics, motor/motion control, linear control theory, signal conditioning, RF systems, and data networking
  • Ability to implement practical control algorithms
  • Knowledge of common tools and programming languages for embedded software and data analysis (e.g. C++, Python)
  • Knowledge of systems engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to lead
  • Ability to follow
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, or similar


  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Powder days
  • Flexible scheduling
  • First row seats to rocket launches
  • Unlimited use of rocket emoji

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.